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"Our Passion~Your Possibilities".
Let me introduce us, Mervin and Mary Jo Monteith, we have owned and operated D & M Gardens dba Spring Canyon Alpacas since 2007, just out of Grand Coulee, WA. We have a manageable alpaca herd of 30-50, a few angora goats, guinea hens, chickens, duck, and 1200 lavender plants. All on small acreage built with a lot of love, blood, sweat, and yes even some tears.
We discovered alpacas at the Spokane Interstate Fair 1995 and started to look for land to build our farm. We took the time from 1995 to 2007 to learn about alpacas and what was required to raise them. We attended educational conferences, alpaca shows, visiting as many farms as we could find in our area, studied the internet and alpaca selling sites to consider the costs.
We purchased our first alpacas December 2007 from Dale and Leslee Miller, Alpacas of the Palouse, Union Town, WA. Taking 5 months to prepare a barn and paddocks we move 10 alpacas home in June 2008.